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  • noun Plural form of bothie.


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  • We passed a few scattered bothies, smoke rising from the thatched roofs, but the inhabitants and their beasts seemed all within, secured against the cold.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Instead of improvised shack-towns and government-built camps, she focused on stone bothies overhung with thatch and streets of single-storey terraced cottages with rickety horse-drawn traps parked at their doors.

    American Pastoral

  • It was approaching sunset when a bowl, called the grace cup, made of oak, hooped with silver, was handed round the table as the signal of dispersion, although it was left free to any who chose a longer carouse to retreat to any of the outer bothies.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Angus painted in the most alarming colours the roads, or rather wild tracks, by which it would be necessary for him to travel into Argyleshire, and the wretched huts or bothies where he would be condemned to pass the night, and where no forage could be procured for his horse, unless he could eat the stumps of old heather.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • And behold! there was now a pier of stone, there were rows of sheds, railways, travelling-cranes, a street of cottages, an iron house for the resident engineer, wooden bothies for the men, a stage where the courses of the tower were put together experimentally, and behind the settlement a great gash in the hillside where granite was quarried.

    Memories and Portraits

  • Mathieson's legacy to folklore included not only his own extensive oral repertoire of folksong but a manuscript collection of 545 songs written down in 3 huge ledgers as he heard them through the years, beginning as a schoolboy and continuing in the bothies, chaulmers and farm kitchens where he feed as a farm servant.

    Noo I'm a Young Man Cut Down in My Prime

  • When the rest are building their bothies and huts, these have finished preparing their food and drink.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • But no huts nor bothies nor tents did they set up that night, nor did they [LL. fo.59.] prepare food nor drink, nor made they a meal nor repast.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • And when they were come south as far as the bothies called the North

    Epic and Romance Essays on Medieval Literature

  • At night MacStairn built two bothies for them -- one covered with green boughs for Fedelma and Gilveen and one covered with cut sods for Flann and the King of Ireland's Son.

    The King of Ireland's Son


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